Skutnick was a government worker who had plunged into the icy Potomac to rescue victims of a plane crash.
She was a homemaker for 13 years, until all the last child was in school full-time, then plunged into law.
The country and the world have plunged into the greatest economic crisis since the Depression.
The first report, and the many that followed it, plunged Joshua into fits of heaving grief.
This plunged me into nightmares of imminent exposure and ruin for the project.
We plunged into a swamp which took us five hours to get through.
He sprang to his feet, plunged into the water, and began to swim to the shore.
He plunged into an easy-chair in the library, and tried to read all the magazines.
Suddenly I saw him plunged into a deep melancholy, for which he himself could not account.
Down we plunged into the cellar, through the trap and to the Door of Bewilderment.
late 14c., "to put or thrust violently into," also intransitive, from Old French plongier "plunge, sink into; plunge into, dive in" (mid-12c., Modern French plonger), from Vulgar Latin *plumbicare "to heave the lead," from Latin plumbum "lead" (see plumb (n.)). Original notion perhaps is of a sounding lead or a fishing net weighted with lead. Related: Plunged; plunging. Plunging neckline attested from 1949.
c.1400, "deep pool," from plunge (v.). From late 15c. as "a sudden pitch forward;" meaning "act of plunging" is from 1711. Figurative use in take the plunge "commit oneself" is from 1845, from earlier noun sense of "point of being in trouble or danger" (1530s).
To bet or speculate recklessly (1876+)